Michael H. Peskowitz

Michael H. Peskowitz

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    900 Third Avenue
    20th Floor
    New York, NY 10022-4728 USA
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With 30 years experience in commercial real estate finance, Michael Peskowitz represents both lenders and borrowers in all types of debt and equity investment pertaining to the ownership, development and management of real estate projects in the United States and internationally.

Michael has primarily represented large financial institutions as lenders in the origination of mortgage and mezzanine loans secured by commercial properties that are either held by such lenders or sold into the capital markets. He has significant experience in the purchase and sale of mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, participation interests and mortgage-backed securities, in addition to restructuring these various debt instruments.


  • Representation of numerous Wall Street investment banks during the past decade in the origination of several billion dollars of mortgage loans for securitization, involving large single assets and multi-state portfolios of all types of commercial property
  • Representation of purchasers and sellers of individual loans and portfolios of mortgage and mezzanine loans

  • Representation of investors in loan participations, preferred equity interests, and mezzanine financing related to real estate projects

  • Representation of real estate developers in the acquisition and financing of commercial properties including hotels, golf resorts, office buildings, shopping malls, retail stores, and multi-family apartments

  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in the workout and restructuring of mortgage and mezzanine loans 


  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalease (Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate); 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Real Estate Law); 2018-2019